Post # 1
Yesterday when I was at Michaels I stopped by the clearance area and they were selling two different veils for only $2.50 each. I had recently tried on veils at a bridal shop but didn’t feel like paying $150-200 for a piece of tulle to put on my head hehe. Then I found these veils at Michaels and while they’re very plain, they’re still nice enough. One of the veils is a blusher and the other is a longer, two layer veil. I was thinking that once I decide which length of veil I want to wear, I could add my own “bling” to make it a bit fancier. Has anyone else done this? If so, how did you do it? What kind of bling did you use? I need ideas…
Post # 3
I think you could do it. You should lay out the veil and make tiny dots with a marker where you want each crystal and then use glue to just stick them on! OR you could even sew them on.
If you glue them, you need crystals/rhinestones that have flat backs, to sew them you need rhinestones that have little holes in them (like beads do). You could probably buy either kind at a craft store like Micheals or in bulk on Ebay.
Post # 4
I have a cheaper eBay veil and they have just glued on little pearl beads and it also has a very thin (2-3mm) ivory ribbon glued around the edge too. You can only see the glue very close up so as long as you are careful it should look good… Maybe practice on the one you aren’t going to use?? 🙂
Deathbydesign had a good idea too definitely mark out where you’d want the “bling” so it is evenly spread… 🙂 Good luck…
Post # 5
i bought 2 veils off ebay- used hot glue and swaroski crystals and glued them on..its very easy and looks WAY prettier.
Just make sure you have flat backs and i think crystals add more bling then rhinestones- you can get them fo all diffrent sizes at Micheals & A C MOORE..i used diff sizes
Post # 6
Thanks for the help everyone. Since I’m not that great with sewing I think I’ll stick with the glue (no pun intended hehe). At least I’m not overly concerned if I screw up because they were so cheap!
Post # 7
I am currently blinging my veil! I tried glue and sewing strands on, and stuck with sewing (it was really simple, but very time consuming). My only suggestions:
1. Don’t use hot glue because you live in Ontario and it is June when you are getting married, especially if it is an outdoor wedding and ESPECIALLY if there is no A/C. The heat might be enough to melt the glue and the beads will fall off. I recommend what all the beaders use, which is E-6000. I found it at Walmart beside their crazy glues for about $6.
2. Glue is a PAIN IN THE BUTT to use! First, figure out how you are going to keep the tulle from sticking to the table/paper/etc. Second, if you use the E-6000, you will only be able to work a little at a time because it needs to dry. I highly recommend buying a spare piece of tulle at Fabricland for $2.50/yard to practice on.
3. If you are buying beads, try ebay! I bought a ton of bicone AB beads, metal spacers and “pearls” for $40 (about 5000 beads in total). Lots of extra and MUCH cheaper than michaels.
Post # 8
I made my friend’s veil for her wedding and I will agree that sewing was much easier than glueing. I glued flatback rhinestones on one of the veils and it was a pain in the behind. I sewed bicone swarovski crystal beads on another and it was way easier. For the beads I just used clear thread and basically radndomly placed the beads and tied them onto the veil. I used a needle to thread the bead onto the veil and then hand tied the free ends together. Snip the ends and done.